Roald Dahl Day 2017

Activities for Roald Dahl Day 2017

Written by Cassie (Teach Starter)

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – The Twits

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Roald Dahl was not only an author but also, during his life a spy, a fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. His narratives are wild and wonderful, each inspired by his amazing life experiences and created in his unbounded imagination. This Wednesday 13th September is Roald Dahl Day 2017. What better reason to immerse your students in the wonderful world of Roal Dahl!

All About Roald Dahl – A Comprehension Activity

In this activity, students read a short, informative text and then answer comprehension questions about the life and experiences of Roald Dahl.

This resource is available to download as a full colour or black and white PDF.

A comprehension activity about the author Roald Dahl

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” – Matilda

All About Roald Dahl – Sequencing Activity

This activity uses the same informative piece about the life of Roald Dahl. Students read the text and then complete the sequencing activity that follows.

You can download this resource in full colour or in black and white.

A comprehension sequencing activity about the author Roald Dahl

“Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.” – James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl Party Pack

You can also download this amazing free Party Pack on the Roald Dahl website.

Free Roald Dahl Day 2017 Party Pack

Are you a Roald Dahl fan?
Which of his books is your favourite?
Tell us in the comments below!

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Comments & feedback

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The BFG and Matilda for sure! Have you by any chance seen the book where it states where RD got his ideas and how he came to create each of the texts ?

Alexandra Pate · Sep 16th, 2017

Hi Alexandra,

No, I haven’t! Do you know the title? I’m sure there would be quite a few of us who would love to check it out!


Cassie (Teach Starter) · Sep 18th, 2017

Wait, tomorrow… found it.

amyvan · Sep 12th, 2017

When is Roald Dahl day?

amyvan · Sep 12th, 2017

This year it is on Wednesday 13th September 2017.


Cassie (Teach Starter) · Sep 12th, 2017

Too many to choose from but love ‘THE BFG!’

Shandell Gammon · Sep 11th, 2017

It is such a wonderful story! Thank you for your comment!

Cassie (Teach Starter) · Sep 12th, 2017

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